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Latest American Chronic Pain Association Stories

2014-02-26 16:28:09

Annual publication aims to clarify options and improve communication between prescribers and consumers ROCKLIN, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chronic pain is a complex condition affecting an estimated 10 million Americans, according to the recent Institute of Medicine Report: Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research. People with pain face a myriad of treatments and medications promising to help them manage...

2010-10-18 15:51:00

New survey shows that relatively few legitimate users of opioid medications are getting the information they need to keep their medications safe. ROCKLIN, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For some people with ongoing or chronic pain, opioids (medications such as oxycodone or hydrocodone) can make the difference between disability and the ability to function at near-normal levels. For those with acute pain, such as pain after surgery or injury, sound pain management with opioids...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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